If you are a perfectionist, procrastinator and/or graphic designer with a lot going on in your life aside from your fabulous wedding... please for the love of all things paper, don't try to make your invitations all by yourself. Come up with a design, but then spring for letterpress, have them offset print, do anything but Gocco each and every invitation, rsvp card and accommodation/direction card by hand with multiple colors. You will end up crying, twice. It will be bad.
So, that's my little bit of advice, don't try to do it all yourself. Hire someone to print your fabulous design for you. Why oh why did you tell your mom you'd do it yourself to save some money? You did not save your sanity...
I am ALMOST done with them. Honestly, I wanted to have them out the door at the eight week mark, but after my grandmother's passing and the timing of all of these important nights in Nick's career I gave up that dream. I am now glad to have them out at a little under six weeks. Once they are in the mail, I promise to share photographs of my serious labor of love.